Teaching History: A Journal of Methods

Professional publication covering teaching ideas for history teachers at all levels.

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 2, Fall

Acting out Nazi Germany: A Role-Play Simulation for the History Classroom
The scene I confronted when I arrived in the classroom on that third day of the simulation unnerved me. Festooned all over the walls, the blackboard, the backs of chairs, and the door through which I had entered were photocopied political posters,...
A "Great Roads" Approach to Teaching Modern World History and Latin American Regional Survey Courses: A Veracruz to Mexico City Case Study
In January of 2000, the authors of this article made a ten-day field trip along Mexico's Veracruz to Mexico City corridor, with notebooks, detailed maps, and digital camera in hand. This was all in support of their recent experience in teaching...
Local Studies and Larger Issues: The Case of Sara Bagby
Historians, especially American historians, increasingly bemoan the discipline's overspecialization and lack of relevance to the wider discipline, which they contend has caused a decline in synthetic history and a rise of specialized history. (1)...
Teaching the Holocaust as a Lesson in Remembering and Saying "No" to Hate: A Testimonial
"If I was not here to write it, there would be no trace of this unknown person's presence." --Dora Bruder After age twelve, I could never eat pizza from Pizza Hut again. Let me explain. My mother regularly volunteered to accompany elderly people...